• Shatterstar: That Character You Probably Didn’t Recognize From The Deadpool 2 Trailer

    Shatterstar: That Character You Probably Didn’t Recognize From The Deadpool 2 Trailer3

    Deadpool’s coming back in May and he’s bringing a lot of friends with him. Well… friends might be a bit of a loose term. The people he’s seemingly recruited for his X-Force team are a mishmashed, motley crew of mutants you’ve probably never heard of before. In fact, unless you were reading X-Force rather religiously

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  • Go Ahead, Skip the Origin Stories

    Go Ahead, Skip the Origin Stories1

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Action Comics #1 gets Superman’s origin story and “a scientific explanation of Clark Kent’s amazing strength” out of the way on the very first page, and the rest of the issue is devoted to his activities as a grown-up “champion of the the oppressed.” Though obviously his

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  • Before Lugosi: Vampires of the Silent Screen

    Before Lugosi: Vampires of the Silent Screen0

    With his slick black hair, Hungarian accent, suave costume and penetrating glare, Bela Lugosi emerged as the definitive screen vampire after starring in Universal’s 1931 film of Dracula. The actors who played Count Dracula afterward, such as Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman, sometimes homaged Lugosi and sometimes subverted him, but they always performed in his shadow.

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  • Mudbound: A Gorgeously Shot Drama About Southern Racism

    Mudbound: A Gorgeously Shot Drama About Southern Racism0

    Mudbound Dee Rees (director), Rachel Morrison (cinematographer), Mako Kamitsuna (editor) Adapted from the Hillary Jordan novel by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige (cast) January 21, 2017 (Sundance), September 10, 2017 (TIFF), November 17, 2017 (USA) Mudbound is a raw, historical family drama with a

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  • Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope

    Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope0

    • October 22, 2017

    This week, we saw more news around Weinstein (who’s shocked?) but it hasn’t all been grim. People within the industry are standing up and making a difference, whether it’s through sharing their stories, breaking ties with The Weinstein Company, or focusing their efforts on better causes. We also have some exciting and heartwarming projects from

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  • Tom of Finland Is An Intimate Portrait of An Iconic Artist

    Tom of Finland Is An Intimate Portrait of An Iconic Artist0

    Tom of Finland Dome Karukoski (director), Aleksi Bardy (screenplay), Lasse Frank (cinematographer), Harri Ylönen (editor) Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Jakob Oftebro, Niklas Hogner (cast) February 24, 2017 (Finland), October 13, 2017 (Worldwide) The story of Tom of Finland, both in director Dome Karukoski’s biopic and in the public imagination,

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